places, you know, previous elections, i think any republican is just absolutely ter need there will be tea partied in the next election if they do anything, you know, like supporting what the president wants. so, but in terms of, you know what you're going to see, i think, the next five to six weeks, there is going to be, i think, a very strong message from the white house and the democrats that is going to try to pigeon hole republicans as a party that doesn't make fiscal sense on a key policy. that is the tax cuts. the notion of giving the top 5% tax relief, adding $700 billion to an already exploding debt is just idiotic. >> robert litan, how much is the entire bush tax cut debit a false debate? in other words, how much is the tax code relative to economic activity bigger than if you tax the rich or tax the poor rather than whether you tax, whether you tax money, whether you tax consumption, whether you prohibit use taxation to go after things like fuel?